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JUST IN: INEC declares Godwin Obaseki winner of Edo election

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JUST IN: INEC declares Godwin Obaseki winner of Edo election

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared Godwin Obaseki, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, winner of the governorship election in Edo State.

Professor Akpofure Rim-Rukeh, INEC’s Returning Officer, made the announcement on Sunday.

Obaseki, who is also the incumbent governor, polled 307,955 votes to defeat his closest rival, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, of the All Progressives Congress, who got 223,619 votes.

Rim-Rukeh, while declaring Obaseki winner, said he was returned elected after satisfying all requirements in line with the law.

Obaseki, formerly in the APC, before crossing to the PDP ran against a former PDP governorship candidate in the last Edo elections, before moving over to the APC. Thirteen other political parties also contested in the election.

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